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On the Watertown Seal is a picture of an English Colonist and an Indian exchanging, as peace tokens,  bread for fish.  Captain Roger Clap landed at Nantasket Point in 1630 and rode up Charles River to Gerry's Landing with the first party of Watertown Colonists.
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Recreation

  1. Men's Basketball "Open Gym" Over 30 Years

    March 29, 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ Middle School Gymnasium

    This is a drop-in men’s basketball program is designed to provide exercise and fun for men 30 and over. This program offers gym time for men to come and enjoy competitive playing in a recreational setting. All participants will receive a reversible mesh tank top.

  2. Harlem Globetrotter Show All Ages

    March 29, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ TD Garden Boston

    The Globetrotters can't wait to share our all-new show with you, and create a new favorite family memory that will last forever. Last year was the Globetrotters biggest tour ever, and this year promises to be even bigger with even more incredible ball handling, trick shots, and side-splitting comedy than ever before. The Globetrotters' arch rivals, the Washington Generals, are desperate for a win. Sources tell us they have a cunning new plan of attack and will stop at nothing to come out on top at the end of the game...

  3. All Sports Grades:3-5

    March 30, All Day @ Lowell School

    Students will gain fundamental athletic skills while working as a team to learn games such as Basketball, Soccer, Basketball and Group Games. All activities will take place both indoors in an atmosphere which promotes good sportsmanship, teamwork, and most of all fun.

  4. Musical Instrument Lessons (Private) Grades K-12

    March 30, 2:30 PM - 7:00 PM @ Watertown Middle School

    Students work with instructors who are also professional musicians in the Greater Boston area, perform regularly on their instruments, and have many years of experience teaching children of all ages. This is a tuition based program and is highly recommended for students participating in school instrumental ensembles. Private lessons allow the instructor to focus on the individual needs of each student enabling the student to progress faster and perform in their school ensembles with a high degree of ability, confidence, and enjoyment. One-on-one instruction can help motivate students who are having some difficulties progressing on their instrument and provide challenge to more advanced student musicians. Students who currently play an instrument during the school day are strongly encouraged to enroll in private instrumental music lessons either through this program or elsewhere. Parents, working with the instructor, determine the length of lessons that best suits the musical needs of

  5. The 70's Show Must Go On Grades K-5

    March 30, 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM @ Lowell School Band Room

    This is a dramatic/music program for K-5 graders. The theme is the 1970's. Students create their own rock concert and perform it for family and friends.

  6. Jr. All Sports Grades: K-2

    March 31, All Day @ Hosmer Large Gym

    A fun and active program where students will take part in different sports such as Floor Hockey, Soccer, Basketball and Group Games. Two weeks will be dedicated to each of these sports where participants will be introduced to the basics of each game in a friendly, non-competitive atmosphere.

  7. Jr. Creative Crafts Grades: PreK-2

    March 31, All Day @ Hosmer School

    Glue, paint, color, cut, sprinkle, make a mess. It’s all part of the fun! Come and join us and meet new friends, as we create special works of art that you can treasure for a life-time. This class encourages creativity and teaches children to be proud of their accomplishments.

  8. Jr. Creative Crafts Grades: PreK-2

    March 31, All Day @ Hosmer School

    Glue, paint, color, cut, sprinkle, make a mess. It’s all part of the fun! Come and join us and meet new friends, as we create special works of art that you can treasure for a life-time. This class encourages creativity and teaches children to be proud of their accomplishments.

  9. Pre Kindergarten Indoor Sports Ages 3-5

    March 31, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Watertown Boys and Girls Club

    This program will work on the fundamentals of Soccer, T-Ball and other games. The children will work on skills needed to play these games as well as learn about teamwork and sportsmanship in a fun, safe setting.

  10. Musical Instrument Lessons (Private) Grades K-12

    March 31, 2:30 PM - 7:00 PM @ Watertown Middle School

    Students work with instructors who are also professional musicians in the Greater Boston area, perform regularly on their instruments, and have many years of experience teaching children of all ages. This is a tuition based program and is highly recommended for students participating in school instrumental ensembles. Private lessons allow the instructor to focus on the individual needs of each student enabling the student to progress faster and perform in their school ensembles with a high degree of ability, confidence, and enjoyment. One-on-one instruction can help motivate students who are having some difficulties progressing on their instrument and provide challenge to more advanced student musicians. Students who currently play an instrument during the school day are strongly encouraged to enroll in private instrumental music lessons either through this program or elsewhere. Parents, working with the instructor, determine the length of lessons that best suits the musical needs of

Senior Center/Council on Aging

  1. ART CLASS

    March 30, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ Watertown Senior Center

    Art class with Dawn Scaltreto.

  2. EXERCISE CLASS: IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO GET MOVING!

    March 30, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Watertown Senior Center

    Try an exercise class at the Senior Center! The classes focus on the particular needs of seniors in a fun, safe environment. Exercises include muscle strengthening, light-stretching, balance and posture improvement, and low-impact aerobics; all done to you favorite tunes! Regular exercise can improve circulation, help to strengthen bones, increase muscle mass, reduce joint stiffness, and improve general health. Plus, it's fun! Whether it's to get stronger, loosen up, or just get moving, give it a try and join us!

  3. BRIDGE PLAYERS!

    March 30, 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ Watertown Senior Center

    The Senior Center Bridge Group meets on Mondays at 12:30 p.m. New players are always welcome. Stop by if you’d like to play!

  4. WATCH OUR WEIGHT

    March 31, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Watertown Senior Center

    The group meets weekly for support and to socialize. Individuals weigh in (not mandatory), exercise to a tape, and participate in a talk about nutrition led by long-time volunteer, Evelyn Casey.

  5. LINE DANCING AT THE SENIOR CENTER!

    March 31, 11:15 AM - 12:30 AM @ Watertown Senior Center

    Manny Carrera leads a rousing session of line dances for seniors every Tuesday morning! Stop by and see for yourself!

Town Calendar

  1. Wedding Faire - 10th Anniversary

    March 29, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Commander's Mansion

    Boston's Top Industry Vendors

  2. School Committee Budget & Finance Subcommittee

    March 30, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Watertown High School Lecture Hall
    50 Columbia Street
    Watertown, MA 02472

  3. Watertown Middle School Site Council Meeting

    March 31, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Watertown Middle School Library
    68 Waverley Street
    Watertown, MA 02472

  4. Special Meeting: Planning Board Hearing

    March 31, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Town Hall Town Council Chamber

    Amendment to Watertown Zoning Ordinance: The proposed amendments would modify the following sections of the Ordinance: • Article II, Definitions; Sections 2.34; 2.42; 2.55 • Article IV, General Use and Dimensional Regulations; Sections 4.10; 4.11(a) and 4.11(b) • Article V, Tables of District Regulations; Sections 5.03(2); 5.03(7); 5.04; 5.05(f); 5.05(k); 5.04(s) and 5.05(n) • Article VI; Automotive and Bicycle Parking Requirements; Sections 6.01(b); 6.01(e); 6.01(f); 6.01(g); 6.02(a); 6.02(k) and 6.07(a.1) • Article VII; Signs and Illumination; Sections 7.01(h); 7.01(j); 7.01(k); 7.03(a.1); 7.03(a.5); 7.03(b.1); 7.03(b.2); 7.03(b.4); 7.03(d.2); 7.03(g.3); 7.06(b) and 7.06(e) • Article IX, Enforcement and Application Procedures; Sections 9.03(c.7) and 9.08(e) The proposed amendments would add the following sections to the Ordinance: • Article IV, General Use and Dimensional Regulations; 4.11(d); 4.11(e) and 4.15 • Article V, Tables of District Regulations; Sections 5.03